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: the preferred financial institution of drug cartels and money launders. that is a quote today in a u.s. department of justice report about h.s.b.c. holdings, one of the largest banks in the world. to avoid criminal prosecution, h.s.b.c. admitted today that it laundered more than $800 million for mexican drug cartels and covered up illegal transactions for burma, iran, sudan, cuba, and libya. those nations were under banking sanctions because of human rights atrocities, terrorism, or, in iran's case, a nuclear program. the british bank will pay $1.9 billion to the u.s. government, the largest such fine in history. senior correspondent john miller is in new york following the story for us tonight. john? >> reporter: scott, it's a case that has everything: everything except an arrest. and that struck some as odd because in an 80-page document of court papers, the bank admits to almost going out of its way to act as a financial clearing house for international pariahs and drug dealers. h.s.b.c. officials listed mexico in its lowest risk category for money laundering during a four- year per
morning, if the u.s. supreme court decides not to take on the prop 8 case, same sex marriages could resume here in california as soon as the u.s. court of appeals says that they should resume. that is the court that said prop 8 was uncon city i -- unconstitutional earlier this year. but today, the supreme court is scheduled to discuss whether or not it will review the constitutionality of prop 8. that is the ban on same sex marriage california voters approved in 2008. so if the court decides to take on the issue, there would be an argument scheduled next year. >> there will then be an argument scheduled sometime in march probably, possibly april. and the case will be decided by the end of june. >> reporter: the court is also taking on several defense of marriage act cases from other parts of the country. if it decides not to take up prop 8, there's a possibility same sex marriages could resume r here in california, within a couple weeks. live in san francisco, anne makovec cbs 5. >>> an arizona sheriff known for his hard line on immigration is defending his stance and doing it right here i
to the latest u.s. census figures about 2 60,000 young adults with college degrees in california are working in food service and retail. >> couldn't get a job in the field that i wanted to so i figured i have to start at the bottom. >> without higher paying jobs, it's that much harder for graduates to pay back student loans weapon tuition rising across the nation. >>> the holiday season isn't what it used to be for american oh. a new poll suggests a lot of people are working between christmas and new year's. the survey conducted in the midwest shows about a third of workers will be on the job in the last week of 2012. >>> one of the positive signs for the american economy has been the housing market. in november, construction on new homes was up 22% from a year ago and in california, you may be surprised at who is buying. cbs news reporter ben tracy has more. >> this is the busy time of year. >> absolutely. this is when all the games come in. >> reporter: scott meadows runs salinas vineyards in california's napa valley and there's a good reason he put that american bald eagle on the bottle.
affiliated with the rebels a terrorist organization that has alleged ties to al qaeda. any assets in the u.s. are frozen, and americans are barred from doing business with it. >>> the body of the navy s.e.a.l. killed during a mission to rescue an american doctor from the taliban is on its way home. the family of dr. dilip joseph released a statement praising the s.e.a.l.'s hero im. he was part of seal team six, the unit that killed osama bin laden. it remain unclear if he was on that mission. david martin reports. >> reporter: the pentagon identified the navy s.e.a.l. killed as 28-year-old petty officer first class nicolas checque. part of a high-risk operation to rescue american dilip joseph before his taliban captors got him across the border into pakistan where u.s. forces cannot go. joseph, a medical adviser to the private aid organization morningstar development, had been kidnapped on wednesday along with two afghan staff members in the mountains east of kabul. according to u.s. officials, the taliban demanded a ransom of $100,000, money morningstar development didn't have. the taliban
purposes. u.s. says they believe it's a cover to deliver nuclear weapons. the test defies international warnings and it's likely to bring new sanctions against the north. >>> to the fiscal cliff now, leaders in washington have less than three weeks to reach a budget deal or else face automatic spending cuts and tax increases that are likely to send the country back into a recession. the agreement has been slow. president obama and congressional republicans remain split on raising taxes on upper middle-class americans. susan mcginnis is in washington with the latest now. susan, good morning to you. >> hi. good morning, terrell. both sides are talking publicly about what they want. the gop pushing back against that. but privately negotiations do continue. in an exclusive interview airing on abc's "20/20" this friday night, president obama says he's optimistic a deal will be reached, and he's confident the gop won't hold the middle-class taxes hostage to protect higher income americans. >> taxes are going to go up one way or the other, and think the key is to make sure the taxes go up on h
report on security lapses at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. an attack there last september killed four americans, including the u.s. ambassador chris stevens. margaret brennan is at the state department. >> reporter: the state department's chief of security, eric boswell, deputy charlene lamb, and an official in the near east division that overseas libya all resigned. the report called security at the u.s. post in benghazi "grossly inadequate to deal with the attack." career diplomat thomas pickering ran the review board. >> frankly, the state department hadn't given benghazi the security, both physical and personnel resources it needed. >> reporter: the investigation found senior state department officials ignored requests for ambassador stevens for more guards and security upgrades at the benghazi compound. the report also says the state department didn't have a clear picture of the security situation in benghazi and should have realized the compound was a target. and it criticized libyan militias who were assigned to protect the post. they disappeared when dozens of armed attac
, testifying before congress about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya this past september. >>> time now 4:40. still ahead, the nation bids farewell to "stormin' norman." >> struggling libraries. a bright knew chapter on the horizon, how someone else's struggle could provide a chance to turn the page. >> plus it's possibly the most magnificent bay area home no one has ever lived in. we'll take you inside to see what $25 million can buy. ,, ,,,,,,,,,,,, morning.. general "stormin" norman schwarzkopf.. the retired general died of complications stone we're saying good-bye to an american icon this morning. general "stormin' norman" schwartzkopf. >> the retired general died of complications from pneumonia in tampa, florida yesterday. teresa garcia has a look back at the general's life. >>> reporter: general h. norman schwartzkopf achieved military fame and international acclaim as a war hero. he commanded the u.s.-led operation desert storm a coalition of some 30 countries that successfully drove saddam saddam's forces out of kuwait in 1991. the ground war lasted just 100 hours.
. also u.s. and russian diplomats met in moscow again sunday trying to broker a cease-fire. as david martin reports there's growing concern that al qaeda is influencing the rebels. >> reporter: videos set to show the aftermath of a syrian air strike shows graphic evidence of a life-and-death battle, which high-level diplomats say is bad and getting worse. despite its air power, the assad regime appears increasingly defensive. it includes a global number of radical islamists. >> the jihadees are getting big and bigger. the longer the conflict goes on, the bigger it will get. >> reporter: the gee ha des are an offshoot of al qaedas in iraq. according to jeffrey white, a former analyst for the defense intelligence agency, they are now turning the tide against the assad regime. >> they are very good fighters. they are -- they give the rebels a combat edge. they're quite willing to die, they fight on all key fronts, they're involved in many of the key actions. these are not people we want to win. >> reporter: but the rebels making inroads on damascus itself, monitoring of syrian bases lik
congress about the september 11th attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya, but had to cancel because of her health issues. clinton was already scheduled to step down as secretary of state next month. president obama has nominated john kerry to be her replacement. >> marlie hall in new york this morning. >>> also today is the final day of fiscal cliff negotiations. hope of reaching a wide-ranging deal in automatic spending increases and tax cuts is all but gone. spending would be reduced and cuts would be felt in all areas of the government. economies have warned that going over the cliff would cause a spike in unemployment and trigger another recession. this morning the senate reconvenes with the aim of reaching a smaller deal, one that might spare millions of americans from paying her taxes. danielle nottingham reporting now from washington. >> lawmakers are still working on it. >> i want everyo one to know i' willing to get this done but i need dance partner. >> the main sticking point between democrats and republicans continues to be over the threshold of tax increases. pr
for a new u.s. law that targets human rights abuses in russia. in the past two decadees, more than 60,000 russian children have been given new homes inside the u.s. it elaine quijano met one family whose adoption is now on hold. >> look at this. look. >> reporter: two years ago kim and robert summers decided to adopt from russia. it took nearly 18 months, but last july, the couple was matched with a 15-month-old boy. when you saw his picture for the first time, what did you think? >> i knew that this was the child i was meant to parent. and i took one look at this little ginger boy, and i can follow in love with him. >> reporter: the summers began filling their new jersey home with baby clothees, a crib, and even a stroller. they traveled to his orgmag in russia twice to bond with him. >> say, hi, daddy. >> reporter: you've given him a name. >> ypreston mackey summers. he's a wonderful young boy who needs love and attention. it. >> reporter: like 1500 other american families, the summers worry that the law banning americans from adopting russian children could prevent them from bringi
in our society. but that can't be an excuse for inaction. >> reporter: assault weapons were band in the u.s. until 2004. today california's dianne feinstein says she's already working on new legislation that would ban them again. >> it will ban the sale, the transfer, the importation and the possession, not retroactively but prospectively, and it will ban the same for big clips, drums or strips of more than 10 bullets. >> and pundits say friday's tragedy may have been a tipping point for the issue. there are long-time opponents to gun control and gun rights activists who say now is the time to consider reasonable restrictions even including lifetime n ra member senator joe manchin of west virginia. >>> the newtown shooting may have prompted many gun owners in the bay area to turn in their wells. over the weekend san francisco and oakland had gun buy-back events. more than 600 guns were turned in too police officers. gun owners got $200 in exchange. the event was so popular the officers had to give out ious. both locations saw crowds twice as large as expected. >>> and in headlines around th
will be off limits for adoption in the u.s. how critics say those children are victimized to make a political point. >> it is the busiest week of the season in the sierra but after two deadly avalanches this week, what's being done to keep steers safe. >> a tour of a piece of bay area property you could own if you have at least $25 million. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, >> your realtime captioner: linda marie macdonald >>> now at 6:30, adoptions of some children abroad could come to a halt. the upper chamber of russia's parliament has voted in favor of a measure that bans u.s. citizens from adopting russian children. cbs 5 political reporter grace lee telling us the real losers could be the orphans trapped in the international tug of war. >> reporter: that's right. you know, russia's president said today he intends to sign the ban that could stop americans from adopting russian children. that could really affect familiesare either hoping to adopt or actually in the process of adopting children. and for some parents who have already been paired with a child, adoption advocates say it would be like losi
criticism over her first response to the attack that killed the u.s. ambassador to libya. margaret brennan is at the state department. margaret, good morning. >> reporter: good morning, norah and charlie. cbs news has learned susan rice privately began expressing doubts about her nomination to friends this week saying the attacks had reached a fevered pitch. then yesterday she had a phone conversation with president obama and withdrew her name from consideration as secretary of state. >> i would have been very honored to serve in that job, just as i'm delighted to do what i'm doing. but yes, sure how can you not want to in my field serve at the highest possible level? >> reporter: last night u.n. ambassador susan rice explained why she asked president obama not to consider her for secretary of state. in an op-ed she wrote, quote, a national security appointment, much less a potential one, should never be turned into a political football. there are far bigger issues at stake. on twitter she posted those of you who know me know that i'm a fighter, but not at th
in colorado, connecticut, massachusetts, new york and tennessee. it's intended to make u.s. schools more competitive on a global level. >>> cbs moneywatch now. delta considers a stake in virgin airlines and ashley morrison has more. >> reporter: good morning. asian markets were mostly higher on improved manufacturing data from china. tokyo's nikkei edged up a fraction to a seven month closing high while the hang seng lost more than 1%. on wall street concerns over the fiscal cliff appear to have been out weighed to the strong start. the dow was up 15 points finishing above 13,000 while the nasdaq added 43 points. so far there's been no resolution of the strike by clerical workers at the ports of los angeles and long beach. the strike enters it's seventh day today, slowing traffic at the nation's busiest cargo complex. dock workers are refusing to cross the picket lines. clerical workers said management has been outsourcing their work. delta airlines is looking to buy 49% stake in virgin airlines owned by singapore airlines. 51% of virgin atlantic is owned by richard branson. virgin is th
, the taliban is taking responsibility for a suicide bm attack outside of a u.s. military base. no americans died in the attack and officials say the bombers vehicle exploded. the bomber did not get inside the base. >> the world's longest high-speed railroad is now running in china. the first train left beijing this morning. it runs more than 1400 miles, about the distance from boston to miami. it used to take 20 hours, and now it will take 8 with the train hitting speeds of 200 miles per hour and more. the tickets go up to $470 for the vip round. they want to build a grid of trains by 2020. >>> the "new york times" says jerusalem will look at restrictions of what women can wear when they pray. >>> "usa today" says that more than 170 fridayers could be set free. they must be released or resentenced because they didn't commit a federal crime or were sentenced far longer than the law allows. >>> the health care sector is vulnerable to hackers. hospital commutersputers and medical divisions have holes that could cause hackers to get patient's information. >>> obesity may
and was deported to the u.s. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize would jail or kill him. >> the people are shot in belize during robberies constantly . the fact that he is my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time: i had absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. >>> barry bonds' appeal of his felony conviction will be heard in court early next year. the ninth circuit court of appeals is now scheduled oral arguments for february 13. a three-judge panel will hear the appeal. the former giants slugger was convicted last year of obstruction of justice. that stems from his evasive rambling reply to a grand jury in 2003 when asked whether he received drugs that required a syringe. >>> 5:10 now. coming up, the looming threat the cyber security attack targeting major u.s. banks. >> plus, shaking up the selection process. why president obama's top choice f
to reach an agreement or the u.s. economy will go off the so- called "fiscal cliff." that's when automatic spending increases and cuts would take effect. reaching a deal won't be easy because both sides are involved in a high stakes political blame game. >> we are here in washington working while the members of the house of representatives are out watching movies and watching the kids play soccer and basketball and doing all kinds of things. they should be here. >> i told the president we would be happy to look at wah he proposes but the truth is we are coming up against a hard deadline and as i said this is a conversation we should have had months ago. >> reporter: democrats want to extend the bush-era tax cuts to everyone except those americans making $250,000 or more a year. many republicans are against any tax increases. most americans just want something to be done. >> people are just tired of partisanship and they want everyone to come together. >> reporter: if lawmakers don't reach a deal by january 1, many economists are concerned it could eventually lead to another recession. i'm
cliff," treasury secretary timothy geithner warned congress that the u.s. is close to hitting its debt limit of $16.4 trillion. geithner saved the government will take steps to allow more burrough after december 31. danielle nottingham, cbs news, washington. >>> let's look now at the markets. stocks fell sharply by 55 and change. the drop is attributed to consumer confidence falling to the lowest level since august. >>> the storm that moved across the country pushing northeast through new england after plowing through 30 states dumping snow, sleet and spawning dozens of tornadoes. edward lawrence has the latest. >> reporter: the northeast is dig out from a giant storm that dumped more than a foot of snow in some places. >> it's the heaviest snow i can remember. it's shutting the machine down every time of you give it a little push. the ice just clogs it up. >> reporter: the storm started in california last weekend and crossed the country creating blizzards in the midwest and south. several people died in traffic accidents. and the roads remain dangerous for holiday travelers heading ho
. but time will tell. thank you, grace. >>> the u.s. supreme court is keeping the political world in suspense over the issue of gay marriage. justices once again did not decide today that they will take up the case. they will meet again friday to determine which petitions they will hear next year. >> it's like well we have so many cases on the docket let's just nut off until next week. no big deal and that's what happened. so it's really the dog that didn't park. it's a case that hasn't been resolved yet and we are just waiting. >> here's what's at stake. if the court denies a review, marriages could start in days. otherwise the status quo maintains until the appeal plays out. >>> the bizarre tactic john mcafee said he used to evade authorities when left belize. >>> i'm len ramirez in san jose where there was another murder over the weekend pushing san jose's homicide rate to a 20 year high. just ahead what san jose officers say they are no longer doing that could help prevent further violence. >> how muni is changing course for the central subway. how the proposed new path is paved by politi
criticism before republicans for an official explanation for the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >>> a new study in the medical journey suggests that obesity is killing three times as many people around the world as malnutrition. in missouri one high school looked at the problem of overweight kids and is doing something about it. seth doan reports. >> hi, brandy, how are you? >> reporter: spend a minute in the nurse's office at truman high school in independence, missouri, and you'll immediately notice something troubling. what problems are you seeing? >> we see type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, people with joint pains, arthritis, stress, anxiety, depression from being above a healthy weight. >> reporter: the school nurse told us that 40% of students at truman high were overweight or obese. two years ago she was part of a districtwide program to test students' body fat. >> it's very concerning to see that they're dealing with adult illnesses at such a young age, and you just worry about where they're going to be in the future. >> we have a major issue with kids because of wh
but did not single out any individual u.s. individuals for blame. the review board was headed up by retired ambassador thomas pickering and former chairman of the joints chief of staff, admiral mike mullen. they'll discuss their findings with lawmakers today. the panel blamed systematic failures and leadership and management deficiency in two bureaus of the state department for security measures at the benghazi compound that were described as inadequate. the report concluded that while there were no specific threats of a terrorist plot, there were several incidents leading up to the september 11th attack that should have served as warning signs. investigators also praised the diplomatic security agents who responded to the attack and absolved the pentagon for any blame, saying there was not enough time for military assets to have made a difference. the board also made 29 recommendations to improve security at u.s. diplomatic missions around the world. they include increasing the number of marine guards at each post, relying less on local security forces, and hiring more highly tr
and then was deported to the u.s. he admits to faking two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize would jail or kill him. >> people are shot in belize during robberies constantly. the fact that he was my neighbor is why this is international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time of. i have absolutely nothing to do with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. >>> coming up, some trash talking over sports leads to gunshots. the terror on a train and it's all caught on tape. >> susan rice is out. who is now on the short list for the nation's top diplomatic post. >> and you know, michelle, tebowing is so 2012. [ laughter ] >> so yesterday. >> now kaepernicking is take the internet by storm. what is it? we'll show you coming up. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, [ female announcer ] here's to a whole world of happier holidays. time to enchant, delight and amaze. safeway will help you gather everyone round. a smoked, shank half ham is only 99 cents a pound. get breyer's ice cream for $2.88 and desser
. it is expected to be the busiest mailing day of the year with a crush of holiday packages. the u.s. postal service predicts a 20% increase in package deliveries compared to last year. that could help the struggling service recover from its recent billion-dollar losses caused by more americans replacing snail mail with email. >>> southwest airlines has a new fee. it will apply to people who fail to use their ticket if they don't cancel first. the discount carrier plans to raise the fees it already charges for early check-in and overweight bags. >>> we have a system brewing in the bay area today. time isn't good. >> right for the commute this morning so slick on the road. we have hit-and-miss showers outside right now. low-level moisture is spreading across the bay area. high-def doppler radar is tracking the system as it pushes through. you can see the scattered showers just enough to get roads wet this morning if you are heading out so be careful. we are look at scattered showers continuing right in toward the east bay toward danville and walnut creek. showers along the 680 corridor. watch
colorado. >> right now chains are required on interstate 80 east of gold run and on u.s. 50 east of pollock pines. the california department of water resources says there's been a 140% increase in this year's snowpack. >>> here in the bay area it wasn't a white christmas, it was a wet one. we saw heavy rainfall from time to time yesterday throughout the day. at times the rain came down at the rate of .2" an hour and in santa rosa the rain just hasn't stopped in nearly a month. up there in sonoma county, they have gotten 15 inches of rain since november 28th. that's more than a foot of rain in just four weeks. and the threat of more flooding is causing concerns along san fransesquito creek on the peninsula. a new layer of sandbags is on the levee along the creek in east palo alto. there's already been flooding from verbena to daphne way. some homes were evacuated after water seeped through a levee. >> we had to leave everything behind. >> we had a bad christmas so we're ready to move on. >> there is one home that's still vacant because water do into electrical outlets making it to
entered guatemala and was deported to the u.s. he admits to fake two heart attacks to speed up his deportation. he says corrupt police officers in belize will jail or kill him. >> when people are shot in belize during robberies constantly, the fact that he was my neighbor is why this is in the international press. i want to make this clear for the 100th time. i had absolutely nothing to did with the murder in belize. >> mcafee now faces questioning from the fbi and the irs for possible tax evasion. mcafee also says he is now broke. >> he has quite a story to tell. >> bizarre. >> crazy. hm. >>> well, 4:39 now. are you ready to jump? sorry, few signs of progress in the "fiscal cliff" standoff. >> plus a multi-billion-dollar question. what kind of debris was left behind in california from last year's tsunami? >> those bright lights in the night sky. what scientists say turned heads to the heavens across the bay area. we'll tell you when we come back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, geminid ("gem-in-id") meteor shower hit its peak a few h ago. but some me >>> you might see a shooting star this morni
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years. >> most all the hangers we buy today are made in vietnam or china. >> reporter: the u.s. commerce department says vietnam and china have flooded the markets forcing nearly all u.s. manufacturers out of business. so the feds slapped a 187% tariff on the imported hangers more than doubling the cost to dry cleaners. >> and that certainly did drive the price of hangers up. we were paying probably 4 to 5 cents a hanger and now we're paying anywheres from 8 to 9 upwards of 10 cents a hanger. >> reporter: the co-owner janice says customers notice the price increase. >> customers don't like it but as costs go up for supplies, you have to do it. >> reporter: steve and janice say hangers are hardly worth harping about. the real cost increases are from utilities, chemicals and wages but when you run through nearly 10,000 hangers a month every cent counts and the recycling is encourage. if you have hangers hanging around the house, hand them back in. that's fewer foreign hangers that have to be purchased. in albany, don ford, cbs 5. >>> talk about rising prices. people are paying tens of thou
was rescued. >> dr. dilip joseph is free, but one u.s. navy seal lost his life in this mission. >> this fallen hero was a member of navy s.e.a.l. team 6. >> condolences pouring in after the tragic death of mexican-american singer jenni rivera, killed in a plane crash. >> for the first time since their prank call that led to the apparent suicide of kate middleton's nurse, those radio hosts are speaking out. >> we didn't have any idea like something like this could possibly happen. we couldn't see this p haing. it was meant to be a prank call. >> the midwest covered in snow this morning. some saw up to 17 inches of snow. >> you head out with your well dressed pet monkey. suddenly you two are separated. >> oh, my god, there's a monkey. >> the green bay packers has won 7 of their last 8. >> watch his right leg. oh, that didn't look good. >> as soon as i get hit, i screamed, like a man, of course. >> all that matters. >> if anybody out there who's, quote, rich doesn't think their taxes go up, the drinks are on me. >> on "cbs this morning." >> with all this twinkie talk, i about me. >> you're not th
in the u.s. speculation is rampant about what computer and where in the u.s. apple will manufacture its former assembly plant in elk grove one possibility. although some see apple's decision as a public relations move, one user says it's right for the times. >> i hope it's something tangible. this is also for the stakeholders. people on the ground actually working on the apple phones. >> reporter: low wages and low fuel costs were the main forces driving companies to start manufacturing overseas allen but over the decades we in that fuel costs are definitely up and wages in china as a result of some of this reporting of bad conditions there are on the rise 15 to 20% as well so it doesn't make as much economic sense as it used to. >> i'm sure consumers are wondering oh, yeah but does that mean all the apple products are going to cost more? will they raise prices on me is it. >> reporter: it's a competitive thing. they are getting a lot of mileage out of moving some manufacturing of one line of computers, the mac mini or the pro, they are getting publicity about that. other companies may
schedule, including testifying before congress about the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya last september. >>> retired general known as "stormin' norman" has passed away. norman schwartzkopf died of complications from pneumonia yesterday in his home in florida. he was raised in the army and spent his life in fact military of. while in vietnam he famously rescued a wounded soldier by marking land mines with shaving cream. of course later he commanded the american led coalition in the iraq war. schwartzkopf was 78. >>> time now 6:10. families torn apart before they even meet their children. the political issue causing russia to ban american adoptions. >> plus it happened again. a man is killed by being shoved on the new york city subway tracks. >> and a pooch stuck in the middle of an icy lake. who jumped into action in the nick of time. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, named bart was taking a walk with his owner yesterday wh >>> a tale of danger and rescue on lake erie in michigan involving two men and a dog. a walker hound was taking a walk with his owner yesterday when the dog fell into the
in a bank robbery. surveillance video captured a man robbing a u.s. bank on ralston avenue yesterday. the man between the ages of 25 and 35 approached the teller, demanding cash. the employee complied and the suspect ended up leaving. witnesses saw a silver sedan speeding near the bank but officers haven't determined if that car belonged to the suspect. >>> registered nurses plan to picket 21 kaiser permanente hospitals in northern california today. they are trying to draw attention to what they call inadequate staffing. kaiser officials deny that. the picket lines are scheduled from two to 6:00 this afternoon. >>> berkeley councilmembers took up the "no drone" zone issue last night. drones are unmanned aircraft used by the government to watch over u.s. ports and borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments have them. critics say the drones are an invasion of privacy. the council decided to send the issue back for a review. they will revisit the matter next year. >>> time now 10 minutes after 5:00. who is to blame for the benghazi attack? the scathing new report just
presley. she will be in history for many, many years. >> reporter: media crews from the u.s. and latin america are here in lakewood lining the streets in front of her family's home. she was born in california and industry experts say the singer was on the verge of becoming a big name here in the states. >> she had just signed deal to do a comedy with abc, so, she was really poised for mainstream success. >> reporter: family friends say she never let fame go to her head. >> she gave everything and always game around. >> reporter: her mother says she is sure her daughter is now singing to the lord. in lakewood, california, theresa garcia, cbs5. former international fund leader strauss-kahn has reached a agreement with a new york city hotel mate who accused him of sexual assault. the lawsuit stems from an encounter in may of last year that forced strauss-kahn's resignation from the imf and cut off his capitolcy for the french presidency. the terms of the settlement are confidential. >>> some of san francisco's homeless and jobless may soon be carrying cell phones around town. approval
, very clear on this. it's clear when he was a state senator, it was clear when he was also a u.s. senator. it was clear also as a president, and he was dealing as you well know with a myriad of issues. and he was pushing very hard and making sure also that we had the funding to do everything we needed to do justice department. >> the brady campaign in the first year gave obama an "f." an "f." there was a reported in "the new york times" on sunday that after the aurora shooting -- i know you weren't at the white house then, but that the justice department went to the white house with ways to expand the background check system in order to reduce the risk of guns falling in the hands of mentally ill people. and there was a decision made not to go that far. what i guess i'm trying to ask, not assign blame, but politically, how hard is it to take on the nra? >> first of all, having fought to pass the brady bill and the assault weapon ban, the last time we really had gun control, it is very hard. that's why what you have to focus on is criminal access and the type of guns and make it a
are refusing to cross picket lines forcing a shutdown of those terminals. the strike is costing the u.s. up to $1 billion a day and it could delay shipments of holiday gift merchandise. >>> president obama will host a group of governors today to talk about the upcoming "fiscal cliff." this is after they rejected a count proposal from congressional republicans. that plan promises to trim $2.2 trillion over 10 years and includes $900 billion in entitlement cuts, two-thirds of that from healthcare. it also offers $800 billion in new tax revenues but only if the money comes from tax reform and not from raising rates on the wealthy. and that's where the stalemate is stuck. >>> rates have to rise and republicans need to acknowledge that. that's the only way to get from here to there. >> the white house says the plans fails the balance test. tax hikes and spending cuts will automatically kick in on 1/1. >>> in your world, fighting has escalated in damascus. this comes after president obama issued a warning to president assad and his government not to use any chemical weapons. secretary of state hi
your male out early for the holiday season, you're going to be in luck. the u.s. postal service is holding a male collection for customers who want to ship the cards and packages. they will take place at 11:00 a.m. at macy's on o'farrell street in san francisco; 12:00 p.m. at the airport post office, again n san francisco and 11:00 a.m. at the east ridge mall post office in san jose. >> all right. >>> coming up in the next half hour, parents trying to answer their kids questions about newtown. our conversation with the child psychologist. >> and a new debate before the supreme court. the right to bear arms in public. >> plus, we're hearing more about extraordinary heroism displayed by teachers at sandy hook elementary. how they helped students stay calm in the middle of the shooting. we'll be right back. prepares for funerals for t school shooting victims in newtown, xt - an . >>> today, a community prepares for funerals in the shooting school victims in newtown, connecticut. next, an accounting of the victims and the heros who died trying to save lives. >> there is only one way
the debate over gun control laws in the u.s. what poll numbers show about public sentiment after a mass shooting, like the one in newtown. >> high-def doppler showing most of the showers, not all, have dried up this morning. but there is more on the way. we'll have the forecast in a few minutes. . >>> welcome back to eyewitness news. the time is 7:59. it's december 16th. good morning. i'm phil matier. >> and i'm anne makovec. lot coming up in the next half hour, including a psychologist joining us live in studio. more advice about how to talk to your kids about what happened in this masacre on friday, the importance of being upfront with kids and also protecting their innocence. difficult balance for a lot of parents. >> speaking of balance, also, the entire issue of gun control, the politics of it both in sacramento and in washington, dc. we sit down with a uc professor who is an expert in both gun control laws and police policies. >>> but meanwhile, as the city of newtown, connecticut grievous, the entire country is left searching for answers as to why. >> how the small town is honori
. a u.s. official confirms within the last day, the assad regime has launched lots of scud missiles at rebel areas in the territory. russian president putin, a top assad ally, acknowledged, this is important, that it is time for change in syria. >>> back here at home, it is one week since tragedy struck newtown, connecticut. a moment of silence will be observed beginning at 9:30 eastern time to remember those who died. then bells will ring 26 times to mark the lives of 20 children and 6 adults who were killed. president obama will also mark the moment at the white house. >>> in related news, the national rifle association's long awaited announcement following the connecticut tragedy is set for later this morning. the group promises what it called meaningful contributions to make sure what happened in newtown does not happen again. the nra has returned to social media, cautiously posting on twitter and reinstating its account on facebook. i think what you may see at this news conference today, depending on how they choose their words, and you imagine they're going to do it carefully,
to look at the safety of our schools. right now you have one-third of u.s. schools that do have an armed presence. a resource officer, a police officer is present in the school. why should one-third have this greater safety while the other two-thirds do not? and so this christmas season i think the highest priority should be the safety of our children and our elementary schools. i have grandchildren there, and i think one of the aspects of it would be have a greater armed presence very discrete presence, a highly trained presence, in our schools that can provide greater level of safety. >> congressman, you're absolutely right that some schools are armed right now. armed guards have not preventeded three recent massacres. there was an armed guard at columbine, as you know about. virginia tech had its own police force. ft. hood one of the most heavily secured facilities in the country. if armed guards are not preventing mass shootings at those places, why do you think arming every single school in the country will prevent more of these shootings? >> that'
before the u.s. goes over that fiscal cliff we've been talking about. cbs reporter nancy cordis on the progress or lack thereof in washington. >> reporter: in his saturday weekly address, president obama signaled he is open to making cuts on programs like medicare and medicaid if republicans agree to raise tax rates for the rich. >> i'm willing to find ways to bring down the cost of healthcare without hurting seniors and other americans who depend on it. and i'm willing to make more entitlement spending cuts on top of the $1 trillion in spending cuts i signed into law last year. >> reporter: his remarks came one day after house speaker john boehner announced the talks were stalled. >> well, this isn't a progress report, because there's no progress to report. >> reporter: his democratic counterpart, nancy pelosi, blames boehner for the stalemate. >> what they offered in return was an empty letter, lacking in specifics. >> reporter: such is the state of negotiations 23 days before the deadline, when federal income tax rates will revert to higher clinton era levels, 2% payroll tax
on the u.s. consulate in libya. the report says grossly inadequate security because of management failures is to blame. ambassador chris stevens of the bay area along with three other americans were killed in the attack. the report concludes there was no protest before the ambush. that's all part of the unclassified portion of the findings. the rest of the information is only for those with high level clearance. >> it's going up to senate and house assigned reading rooms like we always do with classified information. >> the report acknowledged that the siege was unanticipated and they found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> house speaker john boehner wants a house vote on his latest plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff." boehner's plan b would raise taxes on everyone making more than a million dollars a year while cutting spending to benefit programs like medicare. democratic leaders have already rejected that idea. president obama had been firm about higher taxes for everyone making a quarter million dollars or more. but now, he appears willing to raise that cutoff point to $400,000. >>> o
-sex marriage. but it's the u.s. supreme court that will have the final say. today, the justices met behind closed doors to decide whether to hear arguments in the california case. if they do not, a lower court ccision striking down proposition 8 will stand and same-sex marriage will again be legal in california. >> if the court does not take the appeal, i will feel an amazing amount of joy. >> reporter: the court today also considered jumping into the debate over the defense of marriage act, known as doma, the 1996 federal law defines marriage as between a man and a woman and allows the government to deny federal assistance such as social security survivor benefits to same-sex couples, even if they're legally married. several lower courts have stru down the law as a violation of the constitution's equal protection clause, but thomas peters of the national organization for marriage says there's no right to same-sex marriage in the constitution. >> the federal government and our elected officials through congress have a responsibility and right to protect marriage as a union of one man and o
. >>> reaction is expected on capitol hill this morning on a just-released report on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. the report says grossly inadequate security due to management failure is to blame. ambassador chris stevens of the bay area along with three other americans were killed in the attack. the report says there was no protest before the ambush. it's all part of the unclassified portion of the findings. the rest of the information is only for those with high level clearance. >> it's going up to senate and house assigned reading rooms like we always do with classified information. >> the report did acknowledge the siege was unanticipated and found no cause for disciplinary action. >>> on capitol hill, house speaker john boehner wants a house vote on his plan b. that's to prevent the country from going off the dreaded "fiscal cliff." it would raise taxes on everybody making more than a million dollars a year while cutting spending to benefit programs like medicare. democratic leaders have already rejected that particular idea. >> we do not have a balanced plan when the pr
in 1959 and was the highest ranking asian- american politician in u.s. history. he lost his right arm in battle during world war ii and received the medal of honor. >> he was the kind of man, in short, that america has always been grateful to have, especially in her darkest hours. men who lead by example and who expect nothing. >> inouye died yesterday of respiratory complications. he was 88. >> showing him being sworn in by lyndon johnson. >>> president obama made a counter-offer so as not to step off the "fiscal cliff." the president offered to curtail future cost of living increases for social security recipients. he softened his demand for higher taxes at upper income levels. boehner wants a million dollars for higher tax rates. if no deal is reached, billions in tax hikes and spending cuts will go into effect. >>> a federal judge has rejected a request by cupertino- based apple that samsung be banned from selling three models of smartphones. a jury ruled in august that samsung illegally used apple technology in some of the phones. samsung was ordered to pay apple $1 billion as a
of explosions in afghanistan this morning and kabul. a car bomb exploded outside a u.s. military contractor's compound. police say at least one person was killed and dozens wounded inside the compound. earlier in eastern afghanistan a bomb or land mine killed ten young girls. police say it could have been a device buried in the ground, and the girls could have triggered when they walked through the woods. >>> back home, manhunt for a man who killed two police officers. they were responds to a suspicious vehicle outside a grocery store when the gunman shot both officers in the head. police found the vehicle a few blocks from the store but the suspect wasn't inside. police say he's 22 years old, armed, and extremely dangerous. >>> in washington, some apparent movement in negotiations to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff. white house congressional aides worked over the weekend to work on a proposal. john boehner offered a new proposal to the president on friday. it includes an increase on the tax rate of people making $1 million a year. in exchange he is asking for $1 trillion in spending cuts.
security to watch over u.s. ports and international borders. the fbi and a dozen police and sheriff's departments also have them. critics contend that the drones are an invasion of privacy. >>> we have to have our gas price story for the morning and this time it's encouraging news. gas prices continue to fall. aaa says the statewide average price for a gallon of regular is $3.57 down 24 cents from mid- november. the highest price in the bay area is san francisco at $3.62 but that's down 30 cents from a month ago. oakland at $3.51 and the average in san jose is also $3.51. >>> pleasant surprise for people parking in san francisco. never easy. the city's newer sf park meters charged less on average than the old models. the 7,000 newer devices set rates based on demand. and since their installation last year, average hourly rates have dropped by 14 cents. 17% of those meters offer hourly rates of $1 or less. i didn't even -- i didn't even know that's possible in san francisco anymore. >> shockingly contrary to precedent. good news. >>> today expect long lines at the post office. it's t
. it was 71 years ago today that japan attacked the u.s. military base in hawaii pulling our country into world war ii. in the bay area survivors of the attack will gather a top mount diablo for the annual lighting for the beacon. stay with us for traffic and weather in just a moment. nocke. and sometimes, it took a minute to download a song. that's sixty seconds, for crying out loud. we know how long a minute is! sitting, waiting for an album to download. i still have back problems. you're only 14 and a half. he doesn't have back problems. you kids have got it too good if you ask me. [ male announcer ] now u-verse high speed internet has more speed options, reliability and ways to connect. >>> good morning if you plan on takeing the richmond, stuck in lanes as mid span elsewhere if you are out and about along 880 this morning or plan on taking the east shore freeway expect delays. also on westbound 24, southbound not too bad as you work your way are towards hayward. quick look at the bay bridge, getting a little bit better, metering lights on. >>> we are seeing patchy dense fog show
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